Baron & Budd Investigates Potential Defect in Certain Polaris Off-Road Vehicles, Including Particular Ranger and RZR Models

February 28, 2022  |  Class Actions, Press Releases

Lawsuits allege the engines of certain Polaris vehicles lack proper ventilation and heat shielding, and place dangerously combustible parts mere inches from the occupants

February 28, 2022 — LOS ANGELES — The national law firm Baron & Budd announced it is currently investigating claims regarding a potential defect in certain Polaris Ranger, Ace, and RZR off-road vehicles.

According to the plaintiffs in multiple lawsuits, Polaris knew these vehicles could overheat and possibly catch fire but, failed to notify consumers of fix the defect. Polaris was issued a record-breaking penalty of $27.25 million by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for failing to timely report defects and fire hazards in certain RZR and Ranger models.

Several people have been severely injured and at least three people have died when their Polaris vehicle suddenly caught fire.

“By failing to notify the public about the safety hazards of its off-road vehicles, Polaris has placed its customers at risk for serious injury and even death,” said Baron & Budd attorney, David Fernandes. “The owners of these vehicles need to know that they can hold Polaris accountable for their actions and we are here to help.”

Customers who own the following Polaris off-road vehicle models may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer:

  • 2011-2014 RZR XP 900 series
  • 2012-2018 RZR 570 series
  • 2014-2018 RZR XP 1000 series
  • 2015-2018 RZR 900 and S 900 series
  • 2016-2018 RZR XP Turbo series
  • 2016-2018 General 1000 series
  • 2014-2018 Ranger XP 900 series
  • 2017-2018 Ranger XP 1000
  • 2014-2018 Ranger Crew XP 900
  • 2014-2018 Ranger 570 series
  • 2014-2018 Ranger 570 Crew series
  • 2017-2018 Ranger 500
  • 2017-2018 Ace 500
  • 2017-2018 Ace 570
  • 2017-2018 Ace 900

Vehicle defects are dangerous and can cause serious injuries or even death. These defects can also cost customers thousands of dollars in repairs. The attorneys at Baron & Budd have successfully represented clients in automobile defect cases across the country.

Baron & Budd has represented plaintiffs in some of the most high-profile automobile defect cases. Our attorneys filed the first lawsuit in the Takata Airbag Litigation and represented plaintiffs in the Volkswagen Audi Emission Fraud Lawsuit.

If you own a Polaris off-road vehicle linked to the alleged defect, you may be eligible to pursue legal action against the manufacturer and the attorneys at Baron & Budd may be able to help. Please contact our attorneys at 866-604-3937 for more information about your potential case.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

Baron & Budd, P.C. is among the largest and most accomplished plaintiffs’ law firms in the country. With more than 40 years of experience, Baron & Budd has the expertise and resources to handle complex litigation throughout the United States. As a law firm that takes pride in remaining at the forefront of litigation, Baron & Budd has spearheaded many significant cases for hundreds of entities and thousands of individuals. Since the firm was founded in 1977, Baron & Budd has achieved substantial national acclaim for its work on cutting-edge litigation, trying hundreds of cases to verdict and settling tens of thousands of cases in areas of litigation as diverse and significant as dangerous and highly addictive pharmaceuticals, defective medical devices, asbestos and mesothelioma, California wildfires and environmental contamination, fraudulent banking practices, e-cigarettes, motor vehicles, federal whistleblower cases, and other consumer fraud issues.

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